Métis Nation of Ontario Mourns the Death of former MMF President
Métis Nation Mourns Death of Former MMF President Ed Head
October 29, 2009 --- Gary Lipinski, President of the Métis Nation of Ontario expressed his sympathy today to the family and friends of Senator Ed Head. Senator Head was a founding member and former President of the Manitoba Métis Federation.
“Senator Head was a committed advocate and through his efforts was able to make significant progress in advancing Métis rights in his home province,” President Lipinksi said. “Those gains, felt so profoundly in his home province had a ripple effect and Métis in Ontario and across the Métis Nation Homeland have also reaped signifcant advances from his efforts.”
Senator Head worked as a trapper, diamond driller and guide before becoming involved in Métis politics. Along with Don McIvor, he founded Native Communications Inc. in Manitoba.
Senator Head was elected president of the MMF in 1975 and was given the title of Senator in 2004 for his service to the Métis nation. He was also named to the Order of Manitoba for his work in building the province. Senator Head had been battling a serious illness for several years.
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